- Barcelona set to launch new bid for Philippe Coutinho in January
- Catalan club preparing offer of €100million for Brazilian
- Coutinho starred in Liverpool’s 5-1 win over Brighton on Saturday
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Barcelona appear ready to kick off the resurrection of their Philippe Coutinho pursuit by launching an exceptionally low bid for the Brazilian.
The Catalan giants remain intent on luring the playmaker to Spain, having failed to sway Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group with their summer-long efforts.
Coutinho was subject to three failed bids, with the largest believed to be worth up to £118million.
Barcelona will now return for the No.10 by offering €100million (£88.3million) when the January transfer window opens, according to Calciomercato.
All has been forgiven following Coutinho’s formal transfer request, thanks to his admirably professional and mature response on the pitch.
Inevitable ambitions to secure a move to the Nou Camp haven’t stopped the No.10 from reestablishing himself as an integral cog to Jurgen Klopp’s attacking setup.
He has continued his gradual adaptation to a deeper role in impressive fashion, taking further strides towards asserting himself as one of the Premier League’s recognised world class talents.
Saturday’s 5-1 win over Brighton served as a the latest evidence of him doing so, as he orchestrated a devastating counterattacking display from Liverpool.
Besides assisting Emre Can and Roberto Firmino for the Reds’ opening two goals, the little magician scored with a genius low free-kick beneath the Brighton wall as well as producing the effort that saw Lewis Dunk head into his own net.
From his teasing runs between multiple markers to his underrated ability to dictate the tempo of Liverpool’s play, Coutinho proved himself as a class above his opponents. Not for the first time, either.
£88.3million won’t cut it. With that in mind, Reds will be happy to see Barca embarrass themselves with such an insulting valuation.